Rare cdv of General George Custer, wife Libby and brother Tom Custer who won two medal of honor’s during the war by Brady
LS by Phil Sheridan, HQ Military Dept of the Misouri, 10/2/72,
four pages written in Chicago, to John Allen Campbell,
Govenor of Wyoming “in reference to sinking an artisian well
on the military reservation of at Fort A D Russell..it was my
intention to contract for its completion with some of the men
who follow boring artesian well’s as a business and who are
now engaged in putting down numerous wells in this city, but
as they had no means of knowing the soil..it must be on the
basis of boring solid granite which was absurd and made the
contract impossible. Failing in this, the only way skilled labor
in sinking the well under the supervision of the
Quartermasters dept.” Signed P H Sheridan. as Lt General
USA. Interesting Indian Wars information on the troubles
getting water at forts.
Extremely Important view of Colonel Albert T Barnitz 2nd Ohio Cavalry and 7th US Cavalry WIA Washita! “Captain Albert Barnitz (1835-1912) Cleveland Ohio Photographer, Very
Rare Interesting view with Colonel’;s Eagles and 7th Cavalry Kepi. “Albert Trorillo Siders Barnitz was a captain in the 7th US Cavalry commanding G Company of Major Elliott’s squadron
during the Battle of the Washita. Barnitz was born on March
10, 1835, at Bloody Run, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County,
but moved to Ohio shortly after his birth. He attended Kenyon
College and the Cleveland Law College but was for the most
part a self-educated man. Barnitz toured the Midwest,
conducting classes in elocution and performing dramatic
readings, and in 1857, he published a volume of poetry.
Barnitz enlisted in 1861 as a sergeant in G Company of the
Second Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. He saw action on the Kansas
frontier against William Quantrill’s guerrillas. He also led a raid
on Confederate transportation lines in Tennessee. This
mission was a complete success but proved nearly fatal to
Barnitz, whose horse slipped and fell on him, causing severe
injuries that included a broken jaw. After his recovery, he was
reunited with his regiment, and served in Virginia, where the
Second Ohio had become a part of the Army of the Potomac.
Barnitz was later awarded a brevet to major for gallantry and
meritorious services at Ashland Station, where he was
wounded in the thigh while leading his men in a charge on
foot. In September 1865, the Second Ohio was mustered out
of service. In November 1866 Barnitz received an
appointment as a captain in the 7th US Cavalry.
During the morning of November 27, Barnitz sustained a
gunshot wound to the stomach while skirmishing with fleeing
Indians. It is believed that Magpie shot Barnitz. Although he
was expected to die, the captain survived his ordeal and was
awarded a brevet to colonel for distinguished gallantry.
Albert Barnitz died on July 18, 1912, in Asbury Park, New
Jersey, from the effects of a growth that formed around the
old wound. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Ultra Rare Scholten view of General George Custer in his Buckskins for his hunting trip with the Duke of Russia taken in St Louis by Scholten.